The Office 365 Audit Log holds lots of interesting information about how people share information. In this article, we explore how to use the audit log records to discover the document sharing habits of users, including the documents shared with guest users and people outside the tenant.
I don’t consider backups to be a necessity for Office 365, but ISVs continue to offer these products and customers continue to buy, so I chatted with Spanning to find out what’s happening in the Office 365 market, who’s using cloud backups, and why. We also spoke about the challenges that backup vendors continue to have in coping with some of the unique aspects of Office 365.
Many Office 365 Groups and Teams have external guest members.Part 2 of our series about external access to documents in Office 365 explains how to use PowerShell to query groups about external guests so that we understand where the guests come from and what groups and teams they can access.
It’s a good idea to understand whether any external people have access to documents in your Office 365 tenant. There’s no option on the Office 365 or SharePoint Online consoles to tell you what access external users enjoy to SharePoint sites, so we must use some PowerShell to interrogate SharePoint and see what that reveals.
GDPR Article 17 allows individuals to request an organization to erase their personal data. Now that GDPR is in effect, what are the practical steps to take to process an erasure request against Office 365 data? As it turns out, the answer is not straightforward.
GDPR is coming and Office 365 tenants need to be prepared to deal with topics like data spillage and the right to be forgotten. It’s easy to see how to remove someone’s PII from Exchange mailboxes and SharePoint Online, but you might have a bigger challenge dealing with offline data in PSTs and OneDrive-synchronized folders. More to ponder…
A recent vacation meant that I didn’t spend as much time as usual monitoring changes inside Office 365. As it happened, lots of change occurred. The large stuff (major updates for Teams and Planner) has already been covered in detail, but many other small but important changes are now active inside Office 365. And, as always, it’s the small stuff that can trip you up. Here’s what I learned after a weekend of catching up…
Microsoft is playing hardball and will offer corporate customers free ‘One Drive’ services if they are currently contracted with another vendor.
Microsoft has a new Information Protection guide to help Office 365 tenants prepare for GDPR. The guide is incomplete because it focuses on SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business, but it contains some good information that will help companies figure out what they need to do to prepare for the May 25, 2018 deadline. Expect more guides of this type to appear in the future.
Lots of good things happened in the world of Office 365 during 2017. More people than ever before use the service, new applications and functionality appeared, and Microsoft delivered a robust service. On the other hand, a few lows happened as well, as sometimes bad decisions and miscommunication soured the experience. But overall, 2017 was good and laid a great foundation for 2018.
Creating great content in Microsoft Teams is all very well. But what happens when some not-so-good content turns up or the CEO posts something secret into a public team? You might just want to remove those messages. It’s all good as long as you don’t need to remove complete threads or messages from multiple teams, at which point things get tiresome.
Microsoft launched Advanced Threat Protection for SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Teams on December 5. It’s good to have extra anti-malware capabilities, but ATP requires Office 365 E5 or an extra add-on, so it might be out of the reach of some tenants. And it’s all about SharePoint – Teams is just there because Teams can store documents.
In today’s Ask the Admin, Russell Smith shows you how you can manage the new OneDrive Files On-Demand feature in the Fall Creators Update.